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Piobaireachd on Radio

Pipeline  Lament for the Iolaire (Iain Speirs) Roderick MacDonald's Salute (Willie MacCallum) Salute on the Birth of Rory Mor MacLeod (Stuart Liddell)War or Peace (Jack Lee),  Farewell to the Laird of Islay (Finlay Johnstone)  ...

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John Smith Manuscript

A manuscript of 79 Piobaireachd written by John Smith (1840-1877) given to the Piobaireachd Society in 1928 has now been added to the website.  In contains some tunes not published elsewhere, such as the Brothers Lament, and many settings not heard today.  Hiharins are written several ways, taorl...

Set tunes 2016

The set tunes for 2016 are now available here. Score for the MacDonald's Salute Thank you to Colin MacLellan for providing the definitive score for The Phantom Piper of Corrieayairack and a recording of its composer, his father, John MacLellan playing it. Notes on 2015 Senior Tunes   ...

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Annual Conference 2016 report

Thank you to Robert Wallace, Piobaireachd Society Vice President, for this report about the Annual Conference which took place in Birnam Hotel Dunkeld at the weekend. The full details will be recorded in the Conference Proceedings in due course....

Archie Kenneth Quaich Results

Archie Kenneth Quaich 2015 The 23rd annual Archie Kenneth Quaich competition for amateur piobaireachd players was held in the Royal Scottish Pipers' Society rooms in Edinburgh on Saturday 7 March.   The competition is sponsored by the Piobaireachd Society.   The Archie Kenneth Quaich was won,...